Warming up is important.
This isn’t a theoretical statement. This is based on my own experience.
1. When I run without warming up, my first mile is slower and I’m stiff and tight.
When I run after warming up, my first mile is faster and smoother and I feel looser.
2. When I perform squats without warming up, I’m stiff, tight, and restricted.
When I perform squats after warming up, I’m more flexible and mobile and move better and more freely. I have an increased range of motion.
Although these are just two examples, I’m confident my findings would hold true when applied to other exercises.
When we warm-up, our bodies function more efficiently and effectively. To perform at our best, warming up is critical.